Anticoagulation Clinic

Helping to safely manage anticoagulants

Safely Managing Blood-Thinning Treatment at Winchester Hospital

The anticoagulation clinic at Winchester Hospital offers support for people who take anticoagulant medications, including blood thinners.

About the Clinic’s Services

The sophisticated coordination of care at our clinic includes:

  • Careful monitoring of patient's International Normalized Ratio (INR) through several options, point of care testing, laboratory testing, and home INR testing.
  • Early recognition and management of complications.
  • Preparation for medication interruptions due to medical procedures.
  • Proactive follow-up if you must miss an appointment.

How often you come into the clinic depends on your individual needs. The initial appointment is approximately 45 minutes, with follow-up sessions lasting 10 to 15 minutes.

Treatments We Offer

At the anticoagulation clinic, an experienced nurse practitioner or registered nurse will provide you with safe, convenient care. You will receive:

  • Immediate results of a “finger-stick” international normalized ratio (INR) test (shows how your blood is clotting).
  • Information on possible interactions between warfarin (Coumadin) and other medications, vitamins or herbal remedies.
  • Information on what to except with your heart condition.
  • Nutrition recommendations.
  • On-the-spot warfarin (Coumadin) dosing, anticoagulation-focused assessments.
  • Tips on safety behaviors to use when your body does not clot blood well.

Hours & Location

The Winchester Hospital Anticoagulation Clinic is open:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

We are located at:

Baldwin Park II
7 Alfred Street, Suite 170
Woburn MA 01801. 

You must be referred to the Winchester Hospital Anticoagulation Clinic by a Winchester Hospital physician or licensed independent practitioner. For more information, please call 781-756-4079.

Services & Specialties

Our providers coordinate your care with our specialty providers across Winchester Hospital. Depending on your needs, you may see one or more of the following specialty departments.